It's also far less intimate and attractive to use a group shot - always remember that the person viewing your profile will be trying to imagine themselves with you. It's the online equivalent of bringing your mates along on a first date.Because people viewing your profile will be hoping to get a sense of your lifestyle - and how they can fit into it.

But for people who don't work the typical 9-to-5 and live in a concrete jungle, there's​ Farmers Only -- a dating site for rural dwellers who prefer a simpler, easygoing and less rushed lifestyle.

The site's slogan, "City folk just don't get it" really sums it up quite well.

The service can even be used by people just wanting to make friends or join a community with an interest in gluten free cooking, recipes, support and discussions.

Online dating is popular among suburban residents and city goers, with more potential matches and more things to do on a date in the most highly populated locations.

Spurred on by the optimism that the New Year brings, 1 million Britons are expected to get online for a date today - the first day back in the office after the Christmas break.

This time last year saw a 94 per cent increase in people singing up compared to their daily average.'In my experience, selfies on dating sites either involve the guy snapping a quick picture of himself as he loads his profile (no effort made) or stripping off in a desperate attempt to show off his buff body while trying out a moody male model look (far too much effort made).

The site promotes honesty and encourages singles to expose their flaws, positioning itself as a dating service where people can let loose and stop being afraid of being judged so harshly from their profiles.

Whether you suffer from premature balding or you live alone with eight cats, Settle for Love is the place to be upfront about it. is a dating app that's been referred to as "the Tinder for weed." Like Tinder, you can choose to connect with people nearby (or pass) just for fun and friendship or for a serious relationship -- and everyone who uses it already knows that it's a community for marijuana smokers.

They don't want to feel like an item on a supermarket shelf that you might simply pass by because it's not on your list.

Describe yourself as a person - how you like to spend your time, what you love to do. Good spelling implies you're intelligent but more importantly it shows you've taken care and effort writing your profile.

According to the site, it's the number one social networking community for gothic singles and friends and has been online since 2001.